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News and resources on French thinker Michel Foucault (1926-1984)

Anthropology News website. 2019. “How to Spark Joy by Tidying Up Your Thesis.” May 20, 2019.
DOI: 10.1111/AN.1174
Open access

Before we can begin revising your thesis, you must make the decision that you want to revise it. Once you make that step, this process will only need to happen one time, because then you will be working on a well-organized paper, and you will want to keep it well organized. But you should not jump in and just start tidying. Instead, take some time to imagine the life you will have after your thesis is done.
Then, go through the list one by one and ask yourself if each theorist sparks joy. For example, if Foucault no longer sparks joy for you, take a moment to thank him for his service in helping to get your thinking to the point where it is now, and then let him go.

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